STAY WITH IT! Day of Engineering

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The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness is partnering with academia and corporate members in driving initiatives aimed at yielding 10,000 more engineering graduates in the United States each year. The program is focused on increasing the retention and graduation rates of students, like yourself, who are currently enrolled in engineering disciplines.

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Join the Georgia Tech community as we launch the national STAY WITH IT™campaign on Wednesday, March 14. The Day of Engineering is a national pep rally designed to promote and build enthusiasm around STAY WITH IT™, which focuses on helping current engineering students stay in their current field of study, graduate, and begin successful engineering careers. Join Dean Gary May, Intel Corporation President & CEO Paul Otellini, mtvU, Facebook, and other prominent engineering alumni and guests as we celebrate engineering with fun events, music, food, giveaways, and more!


11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
“Tech Lounge” — Tent near Campanile

Drop by the tent to speak to employment professionals about job search strategies and receive résumé advice. While there, you’ll also have the opportunity to  chat with prominent engineering alumni and special guests from technology and  entertainment. Free drinks and giveaways will be provided, as well as the opportunity to win an Ultrabook™, inspired by Intel®.

Guests at Tech Lounge will include:

Vivek De Intel Fellow and Director of Circuit Technology  Research, Intel Labs, Alumni
Errika Mallett HR Manager Southwire Company, Alumni
LeShelle May Senior Systems Software Developer,  CNN, Alumni
Rebecca Nease Engineering Branch Chief, U.S. Nuclear  Regulatory Commission, Alumni
Tom O’Brien Chief Executive Officer, President and Director,  Axion BioSystems, Alumni
Guy Primus Chief Operating Officer, Overbrook  Entertainment, Alumni
Bryan Swarn President and CEO, Phenetix Urban Athletic  Wear Company, Alumni
Will Packer Producer, Actor, Writer, Co-Founder and  Chairman of Rainforest Films
Gabriela Gonzalez Intel University Programs Office, Intel Lab

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
“Facebook Live” — Ferst Center for the Arts

Free ticket required! Tickets available from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Student Center box office.

Grab your friends and join Dean Gary May, Intel CEO Paul Otellini, NASA administrator Charles Bolden, Maria Teresa Kumar and other guests for a panel discussion focused on the journey to receive an engineering degree. Be one of the select few to ask a question streamed to 11 other peer institutions in the U.S. and across the Web. Participants will have the chance to win one of five Ultrabooks.

Free Chich-fil-A sandwiches and gourmet popcorn will be provided for those in attendance.

Maria Teresa Kumar- Voto Latino Executive Director & MSNBC Contributor

Paul Otellini- President and CEO, Intel Corporation and member of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness
Charles Bolden- NASA Administrator
Dr. Gary May- Dean of Engineering at Georgia Tech
Guy Primus- Chief Operating Officer of Overbrook Entertainment
Sherita Ceasar- vice president NETO P&I National Video Deployment Engineering at Comcast
Serkan Piantino- Engineering manager at Facebook
Maggie Johnson- Director of Education and University Relations for Google